'Try not to be nervous': Suburban spelling bee champs who've been to nationals have tips for handling it

A year ago, word roots and vocabulary tripped up suburban champion spellers Atman Balakrishnan and Pranav Kollu on the national stage. Now, they join Calvin Franke, an eighth-grader at Plum Grove Junior High School in Rolling Meadows, in prepping to make a second run at winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May.

Original published: 2019-03-21 11:04:16 Read the full Chicago News here


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